30.09. - 09.10.2021

Land of Mine Denmark, Germany 2015 | 100 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Martin Pieter Zandvliet

MARTIN ZANDVLIET won several prizes for his debut film Applause (Filmfest Hamburg 2009). This was followed by the equally successful Dirch (2011) and Teddy Bear (2012).

rated for 0 + years
May 1945. The Second World War is over. The beaches of Denmark are studded with more than two million land mines buried by German troops. These are now to be cleared by German POWs, mostly ex-members of the German Volkssturm, very young and very old men pressed into service by the Nazis in the final months of the war and neither trained nor equipped to clear mines. Sebastian (Louis Hofmann), Wilhelm (Leon Seidel), Helmut (Joel Basman) and Albert (Levin Henning) are part of a group of 12 boys trying to survive this dangerous undertaking. They crawl along the beach, poking sticks into the sand and digging the mines out with their hands. Every move could be their last. Unter dem Sand is a tense thriller about a little-known chapter of German-Danish post-war history.
Original title: Under sandet
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Danish, German
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Screenplay: Martin Zandvliet
Cast: Roland Møller, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Louis Hofmann, Oskar Bökelmann, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton, Leon Seidel
Producer: Mikael Chr. Rieks, Malte Grunert
Director of Photography: Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
Music: Sune Martin
Production Design: Gitte Malling
Editor: Per Sandholt, Molly Malene Stensgaard
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Danish Film Institute
German Distributor: Koch Films
World Sales: K5 International
Production: Nordisk Film Production; Amusement Park Films; Koch Media; Danish Film Institute
Contact: Lizette Gram Mygind, Danish Film Institute:


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